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Alicia Napoleon (born January 26, 1986)[1] is an international WBC silver welterweight[2] champion.[3]

She has a 11-1 record, with 6 knockouts[4] and is known as The Empress.[5][6] In 2015 she co-founded and became co-owner and trainer of Overthrow Boxing Club based underground in Manhattan.[7] She was a judge at the Long Island Fight for Charity Event – America’s only charity boxing event completely run by volunteers.[8] In 2018 Napoleon made history when she fought (and beat) Hannah Rankin at the NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.  This was the first time a women’s boxing match had taken place at the arena.[9][10] On December 9, 2018, Napoleon Ring 8 honored her as the New York State Female Fighter of the Year at their annual Holiday Awards Ceremony.[11] In the four-rounder that took place in May 2015[12] – a game that sold $30,000 value in tickets – she defeated Hungary’s Melinda Lazar, who was also 1-0 at the time, via unanimous decision.[13] She has trained various celebrities including: Adriana Lima, Britney Spears and Will Smith.[14] Her work and achievements have been featured in: Allure, Muscle & Fitness,[15] Spoon University[16] and Everlast.[17] Her paintings are on display at Gallery 212 in the Wynwood Arts District.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BoxRec: Alicia Napoleon". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  2. ^ "Step Into the Ring with Overthrow's Alicia "The Empress" Napoleon". MISSBISH - Women's Fashion, Fitness & Lifestyle Magazine. 2017-05-25. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  3. ^ Kinonen, Sarah (March 9, 2017). "Meet Alicia Napoleon, the Boxer Who Learned to Love Her "Thunder Thighs"". Allure. Condé Nast.
  4. ^ "Alicia Napoleon 'disgusted' after opponent no-shows for weigh-in, eyes July return". The Ring. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  5. ^ "Alicia Napoleon". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  6. ^ "Boxing ring, then wedding ring for LI's Napoleon". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  7. ^ "alicia". OVERTHROW. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  8. ^ "Alicia Napoleon To Defend WBA World Title in February". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  9. ^ "Lindenhurst fighter Napoleon wins unanimous decision". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  10. ^ "Alicia Napoleon vs Hannah Rankin: The Best Fight You Never Saw". Female Fight Fans. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  11. ^ "Alicia Napoleon To Defend WBA World Title in February". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  12. ^ "Alicia Napoleon | Boxing". Awakening Fighters. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  13. ^ "Pro Boxing Prospect Alicia Napoleon Lands Next Fight". BrooklynFights - Combat Sports News and Info. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  14. ^ "A Pro Boxer Explains Why You Should Never Worry About Intimidating A Man". Galore. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  15. ^ "9 Times Gym Crush Alicia Napoleon Proved Strong Is the New Sexy". Muscle & Fitness. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  16. ^ "Strong is sexy: Alicia Napoleon on her "thunder thighs"". Spoon University. 2017-04-21. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  17. ^ Everlast (2018-06-21). "Fight Fail: Opponent No Shows, Alicia Napoleon Scrap Is Cancelled". Everlast. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  18. ^ "A Pro Boxer Explains Why You Should Never Worry About Intimidating A Man". Galore. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2019-03-06.